Badlhill Dam to temporarily increase water release rate

Courtesy of: U.S Army Corps of Engineers
Courtesy of: U.S Army Corps of Engineers

(Valley City, ND) -- The U.S Army Corps of Engineers are looking to increase the amount of water released from Baldhill Dam.

Officials say 2.5 inches of rain is causing space concerns. The move to lower dam levels by 4,500 cubic feet of water per second would create more space now to allow for more fine control for future rain events.Officials say they will maintain water levels near 16.5 feet for the several days.

The Corps says with little rain expected next week, the Engineers will take advantage of the conditions. Officials say the heightened release schedule will be done with downstream communities in mind, along with agricultural projects and rural roads. 

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